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Getting work using your small truck. Sounds like a marketing problem.1 of 1 people found this helpful
Tell us more about you and the truck. Are you using the truck for business NOW?? Where are you located??
Do you have a BUSINESS NAME?? Guessing that the truck is licensed and has insurance.
The Sides and Back of a truck are a great place to advertise. A slogan like "TRUCK FOR HIRE'
with a phone number would be a great start.
Market your services, identify customer demands, advertise, give out flyers to warehouses and businesses.
Good luck, LUCKIEST
Yes, i have a business name, and it is fully insured. but i did not put any writings or adds on the truck. that is a good idea, thanks, i will start working on that. and yes i am get some work here and there, by word of mouth. I also used to do deliveries from a warehouse in secaucus through a refferal., to NY and NJ.
Is this a FULL time business?? Are you in business NOW??
You answered that you "used to do".
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Many apartment buildings and complexes have bulletin boards near their mailboxes or in the laundry facilities. Since people move in and out of those places a lot, it's a great place to post a flyer with tear-tabs or a business card pocket. College student unions are another good spot to post a flyer. If you live within walking or biking distance of a strip mall with lots of pass-by traffic, you might park the truck in a visible space near the street when it isn't being used with a "Truck for Hire" or "Need Help Moving Something?" sign on the side with your phone number. (Kinko's or someplace could make up a large, stick-on sign like that so you wouldn't have to paint the truck.) Hope this helps. Good luck!
How about posting flyers at Home Depot, or a similar type of business? Maybe you can post this service on Craigslist too - such as in a furniture sales section? People are always buying furniture and deliveries by furniture companies are always expensive.